Russian biathlete Irina Kazakevich competed in the relay at the Beijing Olympics on the day her father's funeral took place. The mother of the 24-year-old athlete Olga Kazakevich told Match TV about this.
“I am very happy that my beloved daughter became the silver medalist of the Olympics. She dedicated this race to her dad, on Wednesday there was his funeral. It was hard for her, but she was able to cope,” said Olga Kazakevich.
Irina Kazakevich as part of the Russian team on February 16 became the silver medalist of the Olympics in the 4 x 6 km relay. At her stage, she made two misses and was seventh, losing the leader about 17 seconds.
The Olympic medalist praised the silver of the Russian biathletes in the relay Olympics 2022 Kazakevich will also perform in the last race at the Olympics - a 12.5 km mass start on February 18, in which she got after the removal of Norwegian Ingrid Tandrevold.
Earlier at the Olympics, Kazakevich became 20th in the sprint and 23rd in the pursuit.